Schulte XH1500 Series 4 Rotary Cutter 

Industrial grade cutter with unparalleled cutting performance for demanding commercial and agricultural use.

Schulte Cutters are renowned for being the toughest and most dependable slashers on the market. The XH-1500 is our industrial strength cutter built with extra heavy-duty components, making it an excellent choice for demanding roadside mowing and agricultural applications. Schulte owners appreciate the high-performance features of their cutter:

  • A single domed 7-gauge continuously welded deck offering many benefits:
    • It is extremely easy to clean,
    • The dome prevents water pooling and rusting,
    • It helps shed debris as you cut, and
    • Weighs less than double decks.
  • An ultra-narrow transport width makes moving this unit extremely safe. 
  • Available with 540 RPM or 1000 RPM with 80° CV drive at the same price. CV drive is low maintenance, requiring weekly, not daily service.
  • The four-gearbox drive line is protected with easily accessible, self-adjusting independent slip clutches. 
  • The XH-1500 Series 4 drivelines utilise the latest extra heavy-duty and extremely reliable Bondioli gearboxes with oil level sight glass on the rotor boxes for convenient maintenance checks.
  • A one-piece centre shield allows for easy and full access to drivelines, clutches, and gearboxes on the centre section.
  • The power divider has 1¾” 20 spline input and output shafts and is rated at 260 HP. The centre and wing boxes have 1¾” 20 spline input shafts, 3” down shafts and are rated at 210 HP.
  • 80° CV shaft allows for smooth power transmission during tight turns.
  • The 540 RPM cutter has a Category 6 shaft, and the 1000 RPM has a Category 5.
  • Wing shafts are Category 6 with individual high-torque clutches for better performance in rough cutting.
  • 10 mm x 100 mm deck protection rings protect the deck from blade impact.
  • Spun formed 7-gauge stump jumpers (round skid pans) ensure durability and balance. The pan envelopes a 1” thick blade bar and has extra reinforcing.
  • Schulte Industries exclusive Pentagon Blade Bolt provides maximum anti rotational resistance where the blade is fastened to the stump jumper pans.
  • Standard with Super Suction 1/2" x 4” blades that leave nothing behind. Schulte blades are strengthened through a hardening process which increases the impact strength of the blade. The blade is chamfered around the blade bolt hole to provide a smooth transition of surfaces around the high stress blade bolt area. The blades are also shot peened to induce beneficial compressive surface stresses over the entire length of the blade. This enhances the durability and extends the fatigue life of the blade. The cutting edge is forged giving it a stronger and tougher edge thereby extending the life of the blade.
  • Optional mulching blades available.
  • Deep side skirts, extended blade overlap and high blade tip speeds for the best cutting performance and material flow.
  • Wing working range from -25° to 90°.
  • Safety first with double chains and half rubber flaps front and rear and durable driveline covers.
  • The centre and wing wheel standards are constructed from heavy duty large 5 9/16" O.D. x 3/8" thick HSS round tubing.
  • Extremely strong and durable 517 hubs and spindles with built in metal seal guards allow this cutter to tackle any type of terrain.
  • Tandem walking axles in the centre result in smooth operation over rough surfaces.
  • Six puncture-proof laminated or heavy-duty forklift tyre options.
  • The centre suspension system reduces stress to the cutter and tractor.
  • Lower pressure 200 mm (8") stroke hydraulic phasing cylinders for a level lift for an even cut.
  • Greaseable hinge line turnbuckles help to reduce wear and aid in long life of the cutter’s parallel lifting mechanism.
  • All pivot points use 1" greaseable pins.
  • Two-piece replaceable skid shoes made from 10 mm thick abrasion resistant steel.
  • Schulte has many hitch options including clevis hitch, an adjustable clevis, precision hitch or solid tongue to help create a better fit & reduce wear on your tractor's drawbar.

The XH series of cutters were designed to meet the extreme demands of roadside mowing.

Transport is a breeze with walking beam axles to follow road imperfections and rubber puck suspension to ease jarring between the cutter and tractor.

The XH-1500 Series 4 is fitted with heavy 10 mm thick deck protection rings and 7 GA stump jumper pans.

Nothing is too hard for an XH-1500.

XH-1500 S4 Specifications and Pricing

Cutting width

4.57 m (15’)

Overall width

4.8 m (15’ 8”)

Overall length

5.26 m

Transport width

2.26 m

Transport height

2.13 m (7')

Cutting height

38 - 490 mm

Cutting capacity

125 mm (5")

Approximate weight

3,152 kg

Hitch weight

1134 kg

Deck thickness

7 GA (3/16", 4.6 mm)

Side skirt depth & thickness

346 mm (13.63") & 6.35 mm (1/4”)

Power Divider gear box rating

260 HP (194 kW)

Centre & Wing gearbox rating

225 HP (168 kW)

Blade tip speed - 540 RPM



4,874 m/min (15,493 ft/min)


4,722m/min (15,991 ft/min)

Blade tip speed - 1000 RPM



4,884 m/min (15,743 ft/min)


4 798m/min (16,022 ft/min)

Blade overlap

165.1 mm (6.5")

Wing working range

25° down to 90° up

Wing floating range

25° down to 30° up

Tractor PTO speed

540 or 1000 RPM (dependent on unit drive shaft)

Drive size - tractor shaft

Cat. 6 CV (540 RPM), Cat. 5 CV (1000 RPM)

Drive size - centre & wings

Category 6

Minimum tractor HP

65 HP (37 kW)

Recommended tractor HP

85 HP (63 kW)


Double Chains & Half Rubber Flaps Front & Rear


Rubber grommet 3 puck system  

Current Price (single blades & laminate tyres)


Options Pricing


Mulching Blades in lieu of singles


Bob Cat Tyres in lieu of laminates


Single wing independent fold


*Price is quoted ex-Wellington and includes GST. Price subject to change without notice. Unit options and delivery costs additional. Click on the enquire now icon for our best price delivered to you.


Our stump jump pans protect your machine and are built to last.

Exclusive patent pending Pentagon Blade Bolt design makes for easy fitting and removal of blades.

Replaceable bushings for the blade bolts.

Optional hitch configurations to suit your tractor and conditions.

XH-1500 Side Eject Option

Our side eject option has been designed in Australia for plantations, orchards and horticulturalists requiring cut material to be spread under trees as a mulch layer. The system features an adjustable exit chute to control how far cut material is thrown. When not used as a side eject cutter, the chute is removed and replaced with a side skirt shield to meet safety regulations. The side eject option is available now and made to order.

The XH-1500 at work

Courtesy of Schulte Industries Ltd. This video also shows the FLX-1500 Flex Arm designed to keep the tractor on the road while the cutter is off on the verge.